Our Team

SUSANNAH GEORGE

Founder & CEO

Susannah lives for all things food, design, digital and entrepreneurial. Somewhat convenient given the space we’re in.

A pretty driven soul, she has spent the last 5 years building The Urban List from her bedroom to one of the fastest growing lifestyle sites, leaving a marketing career in Paris and Los Angeles to pursue her dream.

She now dedicates her days to juggling her first baby (TUL) and the incumbent (Xavier—the cutest cheeks you ever did see); doing her darndest to ensure The Urban List enhances the lives of everyone who crosses its path—readers, partners, our cities’ small businesses, and most importantly, our talented team.

Contact Susannah here.


 

ANGIE WRIGHT

Digital Account Manager

Angie is passionate about delivering successful campaigns for The Urban List's brand and agency clients.

She loves pizza (who doesn't), bushwalking and a good Instagram post. When she isn't enjoying her car-sized inflatable unicorn in the pool, you'll find her sipping on a margarita (or three) with friends and enjoying a few LOL's.

Contact Angie here.


CLARE ACHESON

Digital Account Manager

With a background in consumer trend forecasting and marketing communications, Clare honed her skills in London and New York before arriving in Melbourne in 2012. Now heading up accounts management and client relations for local and national campaigns, her passions include social psychology, podcasts, and mac’n’cheese.

Clare is as well versed in unfaltering project management as she is bicycle puncture repair—you'll spot her cycling around Melbourne's inner north—and loves nothing more than delving into the 'why' behind consumer behaviours. As for her thoughts on working with The Urban List? #wemadeit.

Contact CLARE here.


RACHEL LAY

Digital Content Producer

Brisbane writer Rachel follows more pets and food stuffs on Instagram than humans, is partial to the deep fried variety of food and is that annoying friend that tags you in every food article on Facebook. You know the one.

Contact Rachel here


 

GABRIELLE STJERNQVIST

Digital Designer

Gabrielle has been bringing her love of beautiful, user-centric design to The Urban List for 4 years, along with a penchant for Aperol Spritz, Nelson Mandela, online shopping, and a South African accent that is stronger than she thinks.

Contact Gabrielle here.


 

JESS HACKETT

Head of Marketing

Cheese lover, Silicon Valley wannabe, and Google Analytics geek, Jess is a digital marketing expert with a background in online media and digital publishing.

An avid believer in the power of content marketing, Jess’s passion for supporting small business is surpassed only by her love of eating out in Melbourne!

Contact Jess here.


PHIL SWAN

Marketing Manager

Phil has worked in marketing for over 5 years, with experience in the fashion and food industries.

He's passionate about supporting small businesses and working with The Urban List team to reach more Brisbanites.

Phil’s other passions include keeping fit, a good whisky sour, well-cut Hawaiian shirts and a round of 18 on the weekends. You’ll be hard pressed to find a man with more pairs of socks who isn’t afraid to show them off to the world.

Contact Phil here.


 

KIM BARNARD

Head of Content

Kim is a long-time lover of all things content-related and is a voracious consumer of all its forms. Whether it’s analysing the words on the Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne editions of The Urban List, settling in with a good book, or over-using the humble comma, the English language is always on her mind (which is handy, because that's what she’s paid for).

She calls herself a foodie (but really just eats a lot) and loves nothing more than tucking into something delicious at a great restaurant, preferably with a drink in hand. She has three little boys at home, so can often be found mainlining coffee and picking porridge out of her hair in the morning, like a boss.

Contact Kim here.


Jess Pridmore

Brisbane Editor

Jess has worked in content marketing and publishing industries in the UK and Australia for over 6 years.

Originally hailing from ‘sunny’ London town, and the token Brit at The Urban List, Jessica’s obsession for glossy fashion magazines, chocolate and red wine knows no bounds.

When she’s not creating content, Jessica spends her spare time reading books (that she never finishes), watching foreign films at the movies, and lusting after things she can’t afford on James Street.

Contact Jess here.


MARILYNN McLACHLAN

Auckland Editor

Marilynn has been working in the online space for a decade, working as an online editor, social media manager or product manager for some of New Zealand’s top lifestyle sites and is thrilled take on the role as the Auckland editor of The Urban List.

She loves spending time with her family and exploring all the events, restaurants, bars and shopping that Auckland has to offer. She can’t wait to share it all with you.

In her (rare) moments of down-time you’ll find her with a (print) book because the perfect sentence gives her goose bumps.

Contact Marilynn here.


Simone Jovel

Sydney Editor

Simone is a serial wanderluster with the world on her list, swapping Adelaide's beaches for Sydney's inner west.

She still can't believe she now has a gig where her passion for sweet potato fries, a good burger and share plates will count as "work".

When she's not eating her way through her next country you'll find her sipping on a negroni and hanging out with a cavoodle called Lolli.

Contact Simone here.


Ben Tyres

Melbourne Editor

Ben hails from country Victoria and is currently trying to find his way in the big city by eating anything and everything that contains a copious amount of bacon.

When he’s not being the Melbourne Content Manager, you’ll find him suffering in the Great Southern Stand supporting his beloved Melbourne Demons, figuring out how to be a dad, or at the park with his Groodle named Gus.

Contact Ben here.


ANNA FRANKLYN

Perth Editor

Anna believes wholeheartedly in “everything in moderation” but still can’t manage to pass up an opportunity to try Perth’s latest and greatest fads…air yoga and a juice cleanse anyone? She could very happily live off avocado, wine and ice cream (straight from the tub, obviously) but occasionally throws in a green juice for good measure.

She also likes listening to her favourite songs on repeat until she knows every word—not an annoying habit at all.

After years of acting like it’s her job to know about everything and anything that is going on in Perth, she can’t quite believe she’s actually getting paid to do this.

Contact Anna here.


ANGE LAW

Sydney Deputy Editor

Born and raised in Sydney, Ange is a self-confessed brunch addict who firmly believes in the healing powers of a good strong cup of tea.

When she isn’t dreaming up her next overseas adventure, Ange can be found baking up a storm in the kitchen or on the hunt for the perfect bircher muesli.

Contact Ang here.


PHOEBE MCRAE

Digital Content Producer

Phoebe is a Brisbane-born sun lover who moved to Sydney for a career in fashion but got distracted by food, glorious food.

The least committed gym junkie you'll ever meet, what she lacks in Pilates finesse, she makes up for in foodie recommendations.

Contact Phoebe here.


CHLOE SPUTORE

Digital Content Producer

Chloe has worked in journalism, marketing and communications for more than seven years and is still over the moon about landing her dream job at The Urban List.

Obsessed with Perth, pizza, puppies and popcorn, Chloe is also a self-confessed wellness guru, which thankfully counteracts the effects of all the pizza and popcorn she eats. When she’s not stuffing her face at the movies she can be found tasting her way around Perth’s best restaurants, getting her yoga groove on or taking photos of her adorbs cavoodle, Kit.

Contact Chloe here.


NATASHA VAN DER LAAN

Digital Content Producer

Born and bred in Hamilton, Natasha is now a proud Jafa.

You’ll find her pumping iron at the gym, hiking the Waitaks or at the end of a spoon of peanut butter.

She enjoys cheesecake, being outdoors and French films. She dreams of traveling the world and owning a kombi van.

Contact NATASHA here.


PRUE BAUER

Head of Sales

Prue runs all things partnerships at The Urban List, making sure we collaborate with all of our fave brands and produce epic content.

Outside of her 9-5 grind, you can find her catching some waves, skate boarding, collecting Birkenstocks and other over the top shoes (rainbow platforms, anyone?) or sipping on a Campari soda, in a tall glass specifically. Or, you'll find her caught in her perpetual war with her neighbourhood possum.

Plus, she shares a love of Xavier (the cutest baby ever) with our director and founder.

Contact PRUE here.


DANIEL HARRIS

Business Development Manager

Daniel has worked in digital for a number of years from running online video campaigns for big name brands to his own business where he brings his passion for small business and online marketing to The Urban List.

A self confessed fitness enthusiast, Daniel is also a pulled pork fanatic.

Contact Daniel here.


Ben Wills

Business Development Manager

Ben is a proud Melburnian with a background in small business, events and marketing.

You’ll find him north of the river checking out live music, sipping on a craft beer and sometimes fawning over cats on the Internet.

Contact Ben here.


CAYLIE HONEYCOMBE

Business Development Manager

Since starting her marketing career in 2009, Caylie’s proud to have contributed to the growth of great New Zealand and International brands.

After a two-year stint in London, she’s happy to be home to the land of jandals, Vogels and the freshest of fish, to seek out the best that Auckland has to offer. If it’s delicious, unique or inspiring, she’ll find it!

With her ‘anything is possible’ attitude, enthusiasm and collaborative approach to work, she’s excited to be a founding member of The Urban List’s Auckland team and ready to help more Kiwi businesses grow.

Contact Caylie here.


COURTNEY BARNARD

Operations Specialist

Courtney is The Urban List's resident secret ops agent. Fluent in all things rugby, Italian, and partial to an Obama meme or two, Courtney keeps us organised and ready to achieve all of the things.

Her passions include midday rosés and staying abreast of the latest happenings in Brisbane. You may recognise her from our cat cafe content, but don't let the fame get to her head, please.

Contact Courtney here.


ROSEMAY CHEE

Accounts Receivable Specialist

In charge of keeping the cash cash money money flowing, Rosemay loves building ongoing partnerships with The Urban List's clients.

When she’s not being the accounts receivable boss, she loves nothing more than to spoil her two gorgeous grandchildren.

Contact Rosemay here.